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Archive for August 2013

The Most Important College Decision? Early Decision!

I recently attended “Exploring College Options,” an event where admissions officers from top universities deliver joint information sessions on their admissions processes. During the Q&A session, a student asked if there was advantage to applying under the Early Decision (ED) plan. The Duke University representative replied that there certainly was: the student would know if…

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College: Freezing Tuition

Lawmakers across the U.S. are considering imposing a 0% increase on tuition sticker prices, forcing institutions, and sometimes the legislature, to reconsider their budgets. We have also seen many colleges recently join the “tuition freeze” bandwagon. But what is a tuition freeze? A tuition freeze is when a college or university locks-in a student’s tuition…

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Graduate From School in Four Years?

Did you get your college degree in four years? If so, then you’re one of the lucky few. More and more students are taking a fifth or sixth year in school to earn their bachelor’s degree. According to the Department of Education, fewer than 40% of students who enter college each year graduate within four…

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